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, a live picture of the white house briefing room where president obama is set to make a statement. we'll bring it to you as soon as the president speaks. >>> earlier this afternoon, the announcement came from jacob zuma. he announced the crusaders death at a somber press conference. fellow south africans, nelson mandela brought us together and together we will bid him farewell. he was suffering from lung problems since he contracted tuberculosis on robin island. recent months, he's been in and out of the hospital. his family wished he had been home and, in fact, that is where he spent his last dais. >> again, we are awaiting comments from the white house and president obama. we will bring you the president's comments, his statement as soon as he makes them. >>> meanwhile, big changes coming in the forecast. >> here is veronica with a check of what we have coming our way this weekend. veronica? >> the last couple weeks, the temperatures have been up and down, seesawing. the air is going to stay cold. don't expect the 60s. the other thing i have been tracking is the sizable storm system
have met with nelson mandela in the past. we are waiting word from the white house. president obama is sure to have something to say about this in the next bit. most of the comments we are seeing already from congress, praising nelson mandela, the life he lived and what he meant not only to south africa, but to the world as a whole. i expect we are going to get a lot more of those comments in the next bit as people take stock of this man's life. he had been sick for sometime. we spoke in the last hour about the fact that president obama was in africa when there was a concern that maybe nelson mandela's health was failing him then and perhaps the president might visit. that didn't happen at the time, and now we get word that at age 95, nelson mandela has passed on. i expect to hear a significant amount of reaction from the united states to this news. >> we have gotten news that president obama will be making a statement at about 20 minutes past the hour. in that report you spoke about mandela, of nelson and the lack of rancor he had toward past enemies. that has not meant peaceful t
you his remarks live. president obama to speak from the white house in just a few moments. let's bring in nbc's andrea mitchell. such a full life led by nelson mandela. if you could speak about the escalating international pressure to release him back in 1990, what was that like? this must have been a real global effort. >> it was indeed. it began before that. during the reagan years, initially president reagan is very much against apartheid and he was led to the position finally of opposing apartheid by george schultz. a rising star and a strong presence on foreign policy than a senator from indiana. there was a global push for this from faith leaders and from anti-segregationists here in this country. we heard just now the secretary general of the united nations that no one has done more. no one in our era and generation has done more to fight discrimination than the moral leadership and example of this man who suffered for 27 years yet came out of prison with his wife winnie at his side and she has been imprisoned for 18 months at that time. in the anc, they came out of prison and m
of the south african embassy in washington d.c. earlier president barack obama made remarks from the white house. we're back here with george, kirstin and charles. we'll hear about this man's life the next day or so or longer. the impact he had really will last long beyond that. a lot of people look at the peace deal he struck on a par tide as a model. >> it's a model that was facilitated by something we're still experimenting with. sanctions as a way of changing the behave or of other nations short of force. the united states and around the world, sanctions and all that had a way that worked. it hasn't worked with other nations. it had democratic roots in the world that helped still at the remarkable achievement. come back to the miracle of the man that showed no bitterness. if he felt hit and never expressioned it is astonishing. >> what separates him from normal human beings is after he went through sympathy. the clerk, white leader who released him and negotiated the transition, spoke shortly after the announcement after mandela's death and spoke about how in the negotiations mandela w
inside the white house. first lady michele obama helped usher in the christmas season with the help of members of the military. but the event will be remembered by some for the behavior of the first pooches. beau and sonny. sonny encountered 2-year-old crystyn at the ceremony. she was fine. her parents took in in stride. >> he hit me and bumped me. >> she is fine. she is an alabama-text girl. alabama dad, texas mom. so we recover quick. >> she's tough. that's right. the first lady tugged sonny's leash and tried to remain composed. she was unfazed by the knockdown. she tried to feed the white house's -- she even tried to feed beau candy. >>> saying grace sold for a record $46 million at sotheby's auction on wednesday. the selling price was nearly three times higher than the previous auction record for a late artist. saying grace as you see right there feature as boy praying with an elderly woman in a crowded restaurant. it originally appeared on the thk issue cover of the saturday evening post in 19 -- [indiscernible] it was part of seven of rockwell's works that were for sale. two o
at the white house christmas event. right behind mrs. obama a little girl was knocked over when the girl jumped up. the first lady got down to make sure the girl was okay. there were no tears and the little girl pet sunny. >>> a cold front is creating concerns for farmers in gilroy, crews worked to protect thousands of the trees, pulled the cover over rose of small trees. as for the bigger trees farmers are hoping they are strong enough to make it through. the big trees they don't get damaged as easy as the tiny one, but the small ones we have to protect them. >> bay area nurse reese have sold out of frost protection products for gardners. >> you have crops. >> i have lime trees, summertime. i got them covered up. i built enclosures around them and electric blanketed and people in there with warming things. a guy with a fire going and the whole thing. >> you can buy them for 39- cents apiece. >> it's more fun to do it at home. protect your pets. these are the current temperature. vacaville down to 27. peta looma 26. napa, how about at the airport in napa. salt lake city is 14. it is really cold
is the study behind this. they looked at obama's white house calendar. they took a look at all the dates and where he was, who he met with, as steve just said there was no one on one meeting. a representative from the accountability office had this to say on hannity. >> you can look at any president -- george w. bush, richard nixon, ronald reagan, bill clinton -- you look at their calendar and you can see what's important to them. even if you don't know anything about what was going on at that time, look at that calendar and you'll see what their priorities are. in the case of president obama, if you look at his calendar, there is no evidence whatsoever that is focused or has much interest in health care at all. >> they say that -- they went on to say they have a list of all their meetings. 277 private meetings with 16 other cabinet members. 277 with 16 other cabinetmakers -- cabinetmakers, they pretty much make their own cabinets in the white house. so that just shows a lack of focus, a lack of interest. it remind me of the fact that i remember when james woolsey was the director of the
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for the bush white house. the election of barack obama, the kind of change towards a multiracial society that he saw in south africa as well. it was not just south africa that nelson mandela was revolutionary. it was his moral stature around the world and the way that he used it that made a difference. was tremendous respect from leaders around the world for nelson mandela. next year. are coming ines from presidents of this country. george w. bush, "we join the people of south africa and around the world and celebrity the life of nelson mandela. he was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. he left the world with dignity and grace and our world is better off because of his example," that from president george w. bush a short time ago. jonathan karl, certainly president obama made aware of the news, the loss this afternoon. have we heard anything yet from the president? >> the white house is well aware of this, something we have been tracking a long time. no official statement yet. was a towering influence on president obama, inspiration. if you look now at the scre
for a look ahead and back. a hanukkah reception at the white house today. as in past years, president obama welcomes guests for a celebration to mark the last night of the jewish festival of lights. >>> on this day in 1933, the end of prohibition. americans were finally able to drink legally after the amendment to the constitution was repealed. >>> happy birthday to actress paula patton of the film "precious," who is 38, retired nfl quarterback jim plun ket and richard little. i'm richard lui. thanks for watching on this thursday. have a great day ahead of you. >>> good morning. it's 4:30. i'm scott mcgrew. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. that is out of san jose where a big rig has crashed and landed on construction equipment. it's happening on southbound interstate 880 at the stevens creek boulevard off ramp. it's close to valley fair mall. bob redell is live at the scene. what does it look like out there? >> reporter: we're trying to figure out how much impact this is going to have on the morning commute. here is is the big rig, a driver fell asleep heading south on 880 this morning, around q
this live. it will be good stuff and the sitdown with president obama is part of that hardball college tour starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern from american university right here on msnbc. >>> week one of the white house obama care media blitz does continue and today president obama will focus his message on the laws and the benefits for people with pre-existing medical conditions. this as the white house announces some 56,000 people and their successful enrollment in coverage during exchanges. that's more than double the enrollees for the entire month of october and all of this as the administration ramps up, too, december 23rd and the enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage, jim mcdermott, senior member of the house, ways and means committee. >> as we look back at the calendar, it was two weeks ago when they assembled this team, the senate and house strike teams and what was their task versus the daily barrage of messages that we'll see on tap from the white house. can you explain the difference? >> it looks to me like it's all one plan because you really have to keep pushing and letting
days from now. president barack obama is to speak from the white house on his passing, something they've been prepared quite some time. mandela's daughter was with him this morning. before 8:00 a.m. she sent out word her father was on his death bed. she made the extraordinary statement that even on this day in this dark hour she was able to learn more from him. she said last year every moment with him was a blessing from god and that she cannot even imagine anyone being more fortunate than she to have these last years with him. after he got out of prison after 26 year, who would think a man could hang on this long, except mandela, this man of resilience who recognized evil around him, who was inprisoned who's people were told you cannot utter a quote of him, may not have a picture of him. he was able to spread the word, outside the prison where he was, be a leader from those that realized he had the better way, to emerge as one who instead of trying for vengeance spoke of and lived for you south africa. now the president of the united states. >> at his trial in 1964, nelson mandela cl
massaged by politicians, particularly the obama white house to give you a better number heading to the election. i haven't seen anything to suggest -- >> eamon, what are you hearing about the political side of this? >> yeah, i think it would be very difficult to have a political conspiracy -- the number of interviewers to affect the number if they're just interviewing 20 to 40 houses a month would be ha lot of people involved in that. >> you like big government. >> that's a huge -- and there were all these people on twitter saying, oh my god -- but there's nothing here to suggest. >> the only point jack was making it's not this gold-plated number that comes in and you -- >> joe, it's a survey. it's a survey. >> i know it's a survey. >> if it's a survey, any kind of survey will have a margin for error. >> a municipal employee if -- if you didn't have to do something important, think if all you had to do -- >> that is in there. >> have you ever seen how many guys -- >> go interview -- and it's like the guy from the -- >> i figure out 70,000 like four guys might actually go out and
. what could cause the price >>> president obama back at the white house right now after a brand-new interview at a local university. >> chris matthews, host of "hardball" is here to talk about his exclusive interview. >> you played hardball with the president down from our station. we imagine you talked about health care. >> i did. i got the question people are really asking. the poll numbers are down everywhere. it's a sense the government isn't being tightly controlled. people aren't getting follow through. getting it executed was a problem. i asked what the management system is. i asked him about, you know, this dysfunction in washington, it's the number one concern right now. politicians can't do their job and compromise. we are under strict -- in terms of his words. he was wonderful, when i heard the speech, it seemed parallel to what pope francis is saying with economic justice, especially the poor people. he was really, i'm sure he never said this before. he started talking about what it meant to him and what he's in politics for and why. later on, he gave a portrait of p
at the white house, president obama expressed his condolences to nelson mandela's family and praised the transformative leader. >> at his trial in 1964, nelsonm the dock saying, i have fought against white domination, and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i hope to live for, and to achieve. but if need's be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. to achieve more than could be expected of any man. and today he's gone home and we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending welfare sacrificing his owning live for the freedom of others, madiba, sacrificed, for others, in the belief that human beings can change for the better, reconcile those who jailed him, set an example that all human
. >>> president obama hosted a big white house youth summit this afternoon, but guess who wasn't invited? you're about to meet the national chair of the college republicans who's going to tell us why she was stiffed and why millennials are deserting obama and obama care in droves. >>> speaking of obama care, we have another raft of new problems with the health care law to report today. that includes what looks a bit like a bailout for the insurance companies. i don't like that if it's true. crony capitalism is not good. we'll look at it later on in the show. for now, please don't forget, free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. just get rid of the tax and regulatory barriers to growth and we'll be all better off. "the kudlow report" is coming right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the mercedes-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease the 2014 e350 for $579 a mont
next first lady michelle obama helps usher in the holidays at the white house, but it was the behavior of one of the first pooches that stole the show. >> murder, allegations of child abuse, arrests of police officers every other week, is something wrong with d.c.'s police department? i'm bruce leshan, this story coming up. >>> here's a live rook right now outside, the south african embassy here in the united states, actually this is a live look outside his home where you can see the folks gathered where nelson mandela passed away at >>> the holidays have arrived at the white house. first lady michelle obama welcomed children of military members yesterday for a first look at this year's decorations. as always, the first family's dogs bo and sonny are prominently featured in the displays. there are two life size replicas of the portuguese waterdogs made of satin ribbons and these chocolate miniatures of the white house pets in the gingerbread house and it couldn't be a white house celebration without a louvre appearance of the first dogs themselves -- a live appearance of the first dogs
at father. major garrett at the white house tells us this evening mr. obama plans to attend the state funeral in south africa. that is likely to be in about ten days. nelson mandela will be remembered as a man who emerged from a tiny village to become a defining figure of our time. he was born on july 18th, 1918 in a village called mvezo. his mother named him holy sashava meaning troublemaker, but later a teacher renamed him nelson. he moved to johannesburg at 23, he became one of the nation's first black lawyers and joined the opposition african national congress in the early 1940s, devoting himself then to peacefully ending apartheid. then in 1960, 69 peaceful black demonstrators were killed by white south african police in the infamous sharpeville massacre. mandela came to believe that the only recourse then was violence. >> there are many people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence against a government whose reply is only savage attacks. on an unarmed and defenseless people. >> pelley: he was arrested in 1962 and later sentenced t
for adoption through the bull terrier rescue league of virginia. >>> tonight the white house is recognizing the incredible sacrifices our men and women in uniform make. first lady michelle obama invited service members and their children to the white house today to show off this year's christmas decorations. the tree in the blue room is dedicated to military families who often don't get the chance to spend the holidays with their loved ones. >> they aren't always able to make it home to see grandma and grandpa. as a consequence they have to find new ways to make the season bright. >> reporter: the first lady went into mommy mode during the event wiping one girl's sweater and soothing a 2-year-old who got knocked over by the first family's newest dog. the little girl was just fine and she even got a big old wet kiss from the dog. they made up. >> yeah. >> aw. >> it's tough. >> probably one of the most popular guests at the party. >> for sure. >> i would say. >>>m we're about to have kind of a wild ride, aren't we? >> i'm not sure i'm a popular guest nowadays after what i've got coming in. to
is clear rested, bright eyed and bushy tail them newest member of the obama family showing too much puppy love in the white house. >>> and next half hour, don't forget about the morning glass of orange juice. how about taking a shower with it? it is the latest health trend. the vitamin c shower. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> classic. love that song. >> even in the bark fashion. >> yep. >> what do you get when you mix jingle bell holiday spirit with a bouncing new puppy. >> at the white house it wasn't canine carolling but it head added to the festivities. and of course anything involving a puppy makes it our favorite story of the day. here's maib mary bruce. >> reporter: someone maybe a little too excited for the holidays. sonny, the newest member of the obama family joined the first lady and children for holiday cheer. bounding with excitement, her first christmas at the white house. she got too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sonny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil th
nation has lost its greatest son. >> a short time ago president obama had this to say about nelson mandela from the white house. >> his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example that all humanity should aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or our own personal lives. the fact that he did it all with grace and with humor and an ability to acknowledge his own imperfections only makes the man that much more remarkable. >> the president went on to say he didn't think it was likely we'd see mandela's like again. joining us now via telephone is former d.c. mayor, current council member marion barry who was i think you were mayor still when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1992. am i correct, mr. mayor? >> absolutely, derek. my relationship goes before then, one thanksgiving day we sat in at the south african embassy on massachusetts avenue starting a whole movement and on april 4th of thsame year out of that 5,
by to hear from president obama. he will be walking into the briefing room over at the white house, going to the microphone and speaking about a man he so deeply, deeply admired over so many years, president of the united states will pay official respects to nelson mandela and what he did. christiane amanpour is watching the reaction pouring in. we shouldn't be surprised, 95 years old, christiane, we were all bracing for this day. it has now happened. >> reporter: yes, i think people were dreading this day. people obviously were bracing for it. you know, we had a terrible scare about his life and his health back in march. people thought that he was, you know, had departed or was close to departing back then. luckily, he didn't. he has obviously been very well looked after and his last days and months have been surrounded by his family but there was a very big scare and everybody is dreading it because you know, who next, who next, who matches this kind of leadership, this kind of courage. this kind of transformation of a man and a politician who started as a lawyer, who was a boxer, even,
are taking live to the white house next. president obama on the death of former south african residents nelson mandela. >> nelson mandela closed a statement from the dock saying, "i have fought against white domination and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal i hope to live for and to achieve. but if need be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die." nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and today, he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. .e no longer belongs to us he belongs to the ages. dignity andfierce unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from imprisonment to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better.
on the role of insurance salesman in chief promoting obama care. he spoke at the white house youth summit. >> one recent article reported that a surprisingly large number of people are signing up. there is a good reason for that. the law works. most young people without insurance can now get covered for under a hundred bucks a month. >> the president is facing an increasingly tough sell according to a recent cnn poll 53% of americans do not think the president is honest and trustwort trustworthy. bill burton served as national press secretary for the 2008 obama presidential campaign. he's now executive vice president and managing director of global strategy group. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> this is fun. thanks for coming on the set. >> appreciate you having me. >> there's been discussion about whether the president's newfound assurances ant the law and how it's working and don't worry about the website, get on, it's safe. can be trusted given the trust deficit the polling suggests. can he be believed? should the people believe him? >> first of all, let's start with health car
to offset the costs of consumers like erin. president obama asks for help today at a white house youth summit. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the world about how the affordable care act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are and, most importantly, how people can sign up. >> reporter: one lingering and significant problem with obamacare remains: accurate consumer data in many cases is not reaching insurance companies. late today, scott, the administration and top figures in the insurance industry said they are working together on a technological fix. >> pelley: major, thank you. the numbers are improving for home sales again. the government reported today that sales of new homes in october jumped more than 25%. that was the biggest monthly gain since 1980. thieves stole a truck carrying radioactive material. how can it be? synthetic forms of illegal drugs are coming into this country legally. and can rescuers save dozens of whales stranded in shallow water? when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tend
are as well. >> that was president obama pitching obama care at the white house youth summit yesterday. here with us now from policy mike ceo and found er. policy mike is inviting young people to share ideas for what their generation and white house can do to make the affordable care ac. what does president obama have to say to young americans tonight to make them change their minds and it's worth signing up for health insurance? >> i think the key point is they haven't made up their mind yet because they are not educated enough on what the law means for them, how it will impact them in the short term and long term. the most important thing president obama can do is start a conversation, start a discussion which is really what he's set out to do and so this open mike conversation the white house will be responding to the most voted on submissions from young people all across the country. so i think president obama is very committed to starting a conversation that will hopefully get our generation educated on the details which are critical about this law. >> you know, jake, before -- you know
be destroyed by the middle of next year. >>> the white house is in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. the visitors the next two weeks will be treated to the portuguese waterdogs ornament made out of black satin ribbons. one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday knocking down a 2-year-old girl visiting from alabama! can you believe it? this is like the biggest white house scandal? no. >> look at that! >> that is the one where it looks nice. the next one, she ends up on the ground. >> she has a lasting memory there. they are all talking about it. >> the dog is bigger than she is. >> there she is on the ground! he decked her! >> he did not deck her. just a big dog. >> george w. bush had barney. >> she gets a hug from the first lady. it's all better. all better. >> i hope that girl doesn't have bad dreams of that nasty dog. >>> coming up, a celebrity chef airing her dirty laundry in court. lawson is opening up about her drug use and got to say a whole lot more as she tries to prove two sisters swindled her out of a million dollars. we are
of the obama family too frisky at the white house. 2-year-old ashton gardener fell after the water dog got too close owe-to-her. first lady helped up the little girl. you can see sony was licking her face. everybody is okay. it was a holiday arts and crafts event. she just got scared >> yes. yes. >> pablo picasso's ravelling off $130 offering 50,000 raffle tickets. >> the money will go to charity working to save a ancient city in lebanon. he says a friend came up with the unusual charity idea. >> organizing a dinner was boring. and always the same type of thing. she came up with idea to make a raffle. put picasso as a winning prize. she told me this idea i was wondering it will be very difficult. >> actually so far, so good. the raffle expected to generate about $5 million. the winner will be announced december 18th in paris. >> still ahead at 4:00, the 911 recordings from the day of the newtown school shooting are released. >> plus, autopsy results are in for fast and furious actor paul walker. >> details about a stolen to those whoworried...... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived i
with us. reports reveal a shocking detail off the white house calendar. president obama met with kathleen sebelius once in the past three and a half years. this according to government accountability institute president peter switzer. last night on "hannity" switzer says the president's treatment of sebelius has been unfair. >> the launch of obseramacare h been a disaster. to a certain extent they are leaving sebelius out there to kind of dry, hang out on her own. >> despite being left high and dry some
modifier likely to stay where he is. >> president obama states statistics that shows the average american income is shrinking. the president asked the congress to raise the minimum to $7.10 an hour. encouraging government dependence. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us with more. mike, why the speech and why now? >> it's a great question john. first of all the facts that the president and the statistics that the president cited are beyond dispute. there is a growing income disparity in the country. the top 1% has seen their incomes triple, the lower middle class has seen a below 1% grow in real money terms. these are themes that the president has hit time and time again through the course of his presidency. echoing a speech 100 years ago from teddy roosevelt, in a place in osatomony, kansas. he talked about it again in his state of the union. it comes at a time it's undeniable, he's on the political rocks here. out of the unhealthy rollout of healthcare.gov, this is the latest in a series of events given at the center for american progress, a left-leaning think take and it wa
harmless incident at the white house we showed you earlier. >> it took place amid the splendor of the obamas' decorations. and a scene that one youngster had no idea she was involved in. >> we get details from mary bruce. >> reporter: someone may be too excited for the holidays. sunny, the newest member of the obama family, joined the first lady and children for holiday cheer. bounding with excitement. she got a little too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny toppled tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and to thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread
-and-tumble greeting at the white house. an overenthusiastic dog, obama's dog sun y, puppy number two and 2-year-old ashton. all is well that ends well. looks like it could be the start of a beautiful friendship sealed with a kiss. [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air. ♪ by the end of december, we'll be delivering ♪ ♪ through 12 blizzards blowing ♪ 8 front yards blinding ♪ 6 snowballs flying ♪ 5 packages addressed by toddlers ♪ ♪ that's a q ♪ 4 lightning bolts ♪ 3 creepy gnomes ♪ 2 angry geese ♪ and a giant blow-up snowman ♪ that kind of freaks me out [ beep ] [ female announcer ] no one delivers the holidays like the u.s. postal service. priority mail flat rate is more reliable than ever. and with improved tracking up to 11 scans, you can even watch us get it there. ♪ >>> it has been four year this week since allen gross was jailed in cuba. he was found gui
announcer ] that's handy. >>> white house briefing is happening. jay carney taking a question about a report that surfaced that said that president obama actually lived with that uncle of his in boston. previously he said that he never met that person. here he is. >> handled appropriately. >> health care, senator harry reid gave an interview back in las vegas and defended the president saying if you like your plan you can keep it. saying that policies change et cetera and harry reid said quote, i still go back and say what the president said was true. if you want to keep the insurance that you have, you can keep it. do you agree with senator read that is true? you can keep it? >> ed, i think the president has addressed this in detail. not just in answering questions, but also in making policy change to address the problem that has arisen because of cancellation. i think he acknowledged that this needed to be addressed. >> this is what the president came here and said that he was fixed it for a year. he extended the policy. they would be extended beyond than where they could be exten
the white house, meeting with three sitting presidents. in 2002 george w. bush presented him with the medal of freedom. president obama met mandela once in 2005, when obama was a senator. after one term as president mandela stepped down. he did not slow his pace. his charitable foundation raised money for a variety of causes. when south africa hosted soccer's world cup tournament in july 2010 he made his last major public appearance at the final game. the crowd honoured him with a thunderous ovation. his third wife, grassa michelle, the former first lady of mozambique was at his side during his battles with prostate cancer and lung infections that hospitalized him in the end. >> never, and never again, that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another, and suffer the indignity of being the scum of the world. the sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement. god bless africa. thank you. nelson mandela dead at 95. >> let's get to the white house, mike viqueira is the white house correspondent and he has reaction from president obama to the death of nels
, the white house today got the best news it has had in two months about obama care. we will bring that news to you in a moment as well as the president's latest push to get young people to enroll. but it has always been the case, the political fate of obama care would rest ultimately on its performance, what it did for people's lives and not on the lies and slander directed at it from the right. and while the smears deployed against it get shorter and shorter we have the latest example. did you hear about the guy whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 3-year-old, and 18
morning to you. now that the website is working better, the white house is trying hard to get a critical group of americans to sign up for federal health insurance. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it is always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under age 30 plan to enroll in a health care plan as part of the affordable care act. nearly half say they're u
to pass. on the eighth day of hanukkah, president obama will host not the one but two receptions at the white house. that does it for looking ahead. >> thank you. it is time now for "hot shots," a look at the most compelling images of the day. the official world cup ball has been revealed in rio. took 2.5 years of testing. it is a term used to refer to brazilians living abroad and is five --ng used to do described national pride. traditionals bracelets worn in brazil. want to be lucky in 2014? the u.s. treasury can lend you a hand. it is printing lucky money to mark the chinese year of the horse. the uncirculated one dollar bills will have a serial number beginning with 8888. in chinese culture, the number eight is considered auspicious as it sounds like the word that means a wealth. the lucky dollar bill is on sale , 595 each. speaking of lucky, here is a lucky shot. the harlem growth -- harlem globe trotter broke the record for the longest basketball shot. he threw the ball across the court and sunk it in the opposite basket. ok. you cannot make that up. get the latest headline
. >>> the white house sure goes all out for the holidays. first lady michelle obama unveiled the annual christmas decorations on wednesday and welcomed the children of military families for the party. the first family's newest edition, their dog sonny stole the spotlight. major garrett is at the white house. >> reporter: good morning, gayle, charlie and norah, i have experience with this. no visit to the white house is ever ordinary, but some are for the history books or at least the highlight real. just ask the family of 2-year-old ash lynn gardner. >> it was an event fit for princes and princesses. sons and daughters of the military, the first americans to see this year's white house decorations. amid the choreographed preciousness, the first family's rambunctious portuguese water dogs bo and sunny appeared. sunny encountered 2-year-old ashton gardner and the holiday knockdown seen around the world. the first lady tugged the leash and tried to remain composed. ashton's composure, perfect and calm. ashton even tried to feet white house candy to sunny's calmer cani
. and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice. >> president obama reflecting just about an hour ago from the white house on the passing of nelson mandela. jim, back to you. >> thank you. zachary kiesch looks back at the life and legacy of nelson mandela. >> i cherish the idea of a new south africa where all south african s are equal. >> reporter: nelson mandela, revolutionary and politician became the first black president from south africa from 1994 to  1999. >> that is really the centerpiece of the day when south africa took a completely different turn as a country that was doomed for bloodshed and violence and the destruction of humanity. >> reporter: his impact on improving race relations was profound. it was his past experiences that demonstrated his true character, his courage, a journey that sealed his legacy around the world. in 1962, mandela, a lawyer, was arrested and convicted of trying to overthrow the government. his punishment, 27 years in prison. >> resilience in the case of mr. mandela, to be bowed and change yourself for the better. >> reporter: he regained freedom
online or visit a bank of america near you. . >>> christmas at the white house and at least one way kind of just like christmas at your house. today in keeping with tradition, first lady michelle obama hosted a tree decorating party for military families from across the country. the festivities included old and new ornaments and 24 christmas trees. the first lady brought the white house dogs, beau and the new puppy sunny out for the occasion and that's when they literally ran into trouble. it seems the excitement of the season was obama's newest dog. sunny was too on mated. the small girl took a step back from the playful puppy and took a tumble. the other guests were concerned and fortunately, she was fine. she popped up to continue in the fun. sounds just like my house. we'll be right back. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. if -
, 12, 14 million people have lost share coverage. bill: it's reported president obama met one time with kathleen sebelius i in the leadup to obamacare. you said when the rollout happens that the first emergency meeting the montana calls at the white house was in mid-october. that would make it two weeks after the first of october. is that true? >> yeah. this was a report this weekend in the "new york times." the president is disengaged. we have seen his disengagement no more rightly shown than in this implementation of obamacare. he says we are finding out how difficult it is to purchase health insurance. has he ever had to purchase health insurance in his life or has it just been handed to him. i run a small business and i know how much agony goes into it of year to get the understand for my people. the president has been disengaged from this process, nobody has been in charge. he's certainly not been in charge. the way he has handled it has been shown in the lousy implementation of this law. karl rove back home in texas today. martha: will florida state's star quarterback be forc
too early to celebrate. now when it comes to obama care, republicans clearly have the political advantage for a while. but now that white house seems to be getting back on track, where does the gop go from here? >> it's going to be very interesting. the white house decided it's going to play offense as opposed to the defense that it had to play with the start-up of the website. so every day the president and his supporters are going to be putting out messages about the advantages that can be gained by participating in what we now call obama care. the big battle is going to have to be over the young people. there are some dark clouds for the administration because a recent poll conducted by harvard shows more than half the people absolutely necessary to make this work, that is to say the young invincibles are saying that they could very well not participate. >> yeah, it's hard to convince sometimes young healthy people that getting sick is a possibility. we'll see how that plays out. thanks so much, bob franken. we appreciate your time as always. chris matthews will have an exclu
for pattern of behavior. the tracking program may be the reason why president barack obama is not allowed to have an iphone. nobody is giving details but the white house security detail may be worried that phone could easily reveal where the president gives it away and the president said he does have a blackberry. >> let's check in. >> i have think we are off to a good start this thursday, of a there we have a look at the san mateo no major issues and beef and it is not causing a huge traffic jam but it is still there, 5:48 let's go to steve. >>> sal, it is coal out there, breaking news. -- cold out there, breaking news. a lot of teens he especially -- especially up in the 20s, it is almost for dayton, except for 1972, i remember that, it is so cold, sunny chilly, only the low-to-mid 50s dollars and i have seen that forestville, san ramon and it is really cold and i think pacifica is really cold. oakland san jose and livermore, these are the forecasted lows. oakland looks like that will are some lows to mid-20s, one reading showed 19 and officially they have not gotten below 24 and they a
. >> president barack obama released -- came out and made a statement today at the white house. saying that his first political act was to participate in the anti-apartheid movement and what nelson mandela meant to him. but before nelson mandela's death was announced today, he spent over an hour with you and college students in a rare, unprecedented interview in town hall at american university. tell us about it. it's going to air after the show tonight. >> well, some of it was the usual kind of question you or i would put to him which is your concerns about government effectiveness, have you been able to keep prestige up there with the difficult rollout, how's your government management techniques going so far, is there still trust in government. the usual questions. but when he really came alive was when i asked him what about you and the pope. because the speech you gave yesterday on economic justice, mr. president, was so powerful and it was resonant of what the holy father has been saying in rome and dealing with people in poverty and getting out there and doing it and rubbing off the roug
york, i'm chris hayes, the white house today got the best news it has had in two months about obama care. we will bring that news to you in a moment as well as the president's latest push to get young people to enroll. but it has always been the case, the political fate of obama care would rest ultimately on its performance, what it did for people's lives and not on the lies and slander directed at it from the right. and while the smears deployed against it get shorter and shorter we have the latest example. did you hear about the guy whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 3-year-old, and 18 month-old was left off. the response was no, they don't allow family plans under the age of 8. >> this guy tried to sign his family up for insurance on the new york state exchange and they refused to enroll his 18 month-old baby? obama care is anti-toddler? the story, as you might imagine, got a lot of pickup in the right wing media. the post surfaced again and again all over conservative press and of course landed dis
jackpot. >>> a touch and go dog incident at the white house today. it all began with a startle and ended, luckily, with warmth and affection. sun eye, sister of bo obama was just greeting a little girl when she knocked her over. mrs. obama, as you see was right there on the case. and then when little girl and shopping bag got right side up, all was well. there were kisses all around. pats on the head. then they bonded and then some. crisis more than averted. >>> when we come back, the secret millionaire making a difference very close to home. >>> and finally tonight, here, our making a difference report. this one involves a small town, a woman who lived there for many years, and a secret that turned out to be worth a fortune. her story tonight from harry smith. >> reporter: sims bury connecticut is a classic town whose roots date back to the 1600s. when kathleen died, she was remembered fondly. >> she loved the little kids. and that's where she put her energies because she built a foundation for them for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: tara serves on the board of ed. >> she was all
to end speculation about a bid for president, but as "the washington post" points out, president obama also pledged to serve his term before he ran for the white house in 2008. up next, five billion. that's the number of cell phone records the national security agency is reportedly collecting every day. that's five billion per day with a b. top secret do you means leaked by edward snowden reportedly show that they contract individuals and map their relationships. the agency said they collect data incidentally and not deliberately. next number, $5,000, actually it's $5,000 and a car is the amount rob ford reportedly offered a drug dealer in exchange for a potentially incriminating video that showed the mayor smoke smoking crack. the dealer refused to sell the video and wanted to hold on to the insurance policy. three is the number of times dennis rodman will have traveled to north korea. he announced he planned to go back on december 18th. he is training the north korean basketball team for a match. we say game in america. a game in january. rodman developed a close friendship with the
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